Feeling a little nervous about your wedding-day photo session? The following tips will help.
Your wedding pics have been planned in advance. From the photographer you hire to the number of hours you book them for, every detail matters. But even the most talented wedding photographer in Bristol or any other city can’t work miracles – if you’re feeling self-conscious in front of the camera, all their skill and experience won’t help at all!
If you’re worried about how to look good in your wedding pics, don’t panic: there are plenty of things you can do to look great. From choosing a dress that flatters your silhouette to getting in shape and pampering yourself before the big day, here are our top tips on how to look good in your wedding photos.
Practice In The mirror
Practice posing in front of a mirror, and you’ll have a much better idea of what works for your body type. Not sure where to start? Try channeling your inner model with these classic poses:
- Arch your back.
- Tilt your chin slightly upward and look down at the camera.
- Place one hand on your hip.
Get Lots Of Sleep
You want to look fresh-faced and radiant in your photos, so do yourself a favor and get as much shut-eye as possible before the big day. It is important to get sufficient sleep a day before the wedding.
Avoid Foundation Lines
You probably don’t want to see any harsh lines or noticeable demarcation in your skin tone from your neck up. Avoid foundation lines by blending your foundation all the way down onto your neck, past your jawline, and onto the tops of your shoulders – anywhere that might be visible in portraits.
Build Rapport With Your Photographer
It’s important to find a photographer who will capture the essence of your wedding day and your unique relationship with your partner. You want someone who is going to tell your story, create beautiful imagery and work in tandem with you on your big day. Do not hire someone who is just going to take pictures and not collaborate with you. Spend some time getting to know your photographer before the wedding day – this way, when it comes time for photos, there will be no surprises and hopefully no awkwardness between the two of you. You may feel more comfortable asking your photographer for advice on how to pose yourself in front of the camera. Good rapport with your photographer will eventually result in beautiful pictures.
After all of the hard work that goes into planning your wedding, everything should be going perfectly by the time you walk down the aisle. You should be feeling happy and comfortable on this special day! Don’t force yourself to smile for photos; it will come across as fake or forced if you do. Instead of smiling, try laughing out loud or having a conversation with someone who makes you laugh to get natural photos that show off how happy you are.
Hold Your Bouquet Wisely
Most brides will hold their bouquet in front of them (or close to their body) in each photo during the ceremony and cocktail hour because it’s supposed to be “pretty”. Holding the bouquet close to your waist, on the other hand, will make you appear slimmer. Make sure you hold your bouquet by the stems, and your wrists stay flat against each other when holding them together, so you don’t get any awkward curves in your arms or wrists.
Stand Up Straight
It might seem like a simple tip, but standing up straight will help improve your posture and make you look more confident in pictures. Pull your shoulders back, stick out your chest and lift your chin up slightly to lengthen the look of your neck and body. The result is a confident stance that makes you look slimmer and taller.
So, if you want to look your best in your wedding pics, discuss the tips above with your wedding photographer. There’s nothing worse than seeing a bad photo of yourself—and you don’t want something like that haunting you for years to come!